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Hartalika Teej celebrated by Nepali people of Gurgaon
Migrants from Nepal presently living in a large number in the different parts of Gurgaon celebrated Hartalika Teej at community center in Sector 23A, Gurgaon. They celebrated this festival with Nepali dance and music. On this occasion, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate from Badshahpur in the upcoming assembly election in Haryana was invited as Chief Guest. But he could not come due to an undesired incident at eleventh hour. On his behalf His uncle, Om Prakash Daulatabad attended the programme with some other party members

On Wednesday evening, Hartalika Teej was celebrated by the migrants from Nepal at community center near Columbia Asia Hospital in Sector 23A, Palam Vihar. In India, Hindus have already celebrated the festival of 'Hariyali Teej' on 30 July of the last month. It was a great moment for the people of Gurgaon as Hartalika Teej reminded them of Hariyali Teej once again.

Talking to Merinews, Om Bahadur Khatri, Chief Organizer of Pravasi Nepali Sangh Bharat (Palam Vihar) said, ''In Nepal, Hartalika Teej is our biggest festival. The people of Nepal celebrate this festival with enthusiasm every year. Mainly this festival is celebrated in the months of July-August on the 11th day after the Janmashtami (birth of God Krishna). All women have a fast for the well being of God Krishna on this day. For the other members of the family, there are cooked Kheer, Shel Roti and Achaar as food. We have been regularly celebrating Teej at the same place for the last three years.''

Today, all women living in the different part of Gurgaon met each other on this occasion. A number of people gathered to celebrate the festival. Apart from this, the festival was also celebrated in Choma village, Sector 21, Sector 17-18 and other parts of the city. Women enjoyed singing Nepali songs and men supported them by playing the instruments like madal and dumf (drum).

Om Prakash also added, ''We are very happy to see your unity and affection for each other. We wish you to maintain this forever.''

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